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Does agreeable gray look beige?

Agreeable gray is a super popular greige paint color. But what does that mean? Does agreeable gray look beige? Let’s talk about it!

If you are looking for a neutral paint color, I bet that Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray has come up. It’s one of the most popular neutral colors – and is technically considered greige.

What is greige?

Greige is used to describe a color that is a mixture of gray + beige.

These shades grew in popularity in the 2010s when gray paint colors were extremely popular. However, people wanted a gray that was warm and cozy, not stark or cold.

Enter: greige!

One of the most popular greige paint colors is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.

DOES AGREEABLE GRAY LOOK BEIGE

Does agreeable gray look beige?

Agreeable Gray might be called “Gray” but this greige color usually reads as beige in most rooms.

The big deciding factor in how this color will look in your room depends on the direction your room’s windows face.

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agreeable gray in warm southern light

Agreeable Gray in North facing rooms

North facing rooms have cool light and hardly ever get bright, direct light. Wall colors in these rooms will read as cooler or bluer.

So, Agreeable Gray in a north facing room is going to look more gray.

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agreeable gray in cool northern light

Agreeable Gray in South facing rooms

South facing rooms get bright, golden, direct light. Colors in these rooms will look more yellow and golden.

So, Agreeable Gray in a south facing room is going to look more beige.

Agreeable Gray in East or West facing rooms

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. So, east facing rooms get morning light and afternoon shadows and west facing rooms get the opposite.

Here’s a little table to help you remember how the light will look at different times of the day:

East facingWest facing
morningbrightdark
nightdarkbright

The wall color will transform in these rooms throughout the day.

Read my guide to paint colors for east facing and west facing rooms here.

What are the Agreeable Gray undertones?

agreeable gray coordinating colors

Agreeable Gray does not have one specific strong undertone. It really bounces/reflects the colors around it. Reddish tones will make it look more pink, golden tones make it look more yellow.

It is definitely a warm toned shade of gray. This means it reads more pink/yellow/tan and definitely not cool/icy/blue.

Agreeable Gray is really easy to use and decorate with. It’s perfect to paint an entire home or entire room.

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.

Learn more about the Paint Color Formula here!

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